But what of Cicero? Shall we sound him?

Hello again.

If you’ve been paying attention – and we like to think you have* – you’ll know that with one more cast member you’ll have met half of us.

And here that full half is!

The Proper Villains now gladly throw in your face, taking on the dual roles of Cicero and Metellus Cimber, the superb Tom Heath!


A graduate of the VCA, Tom comes to theatre from a musical background, appearing in Opera Australia’s children’s chorus Carmen, Orpheus in the Underworld and Otello.

Tom’s roles at VCA include Agamemnon in Agamemnon, Kulygin in Chekhov’s Three Sisters, Father Flynn in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, Oliver, Corin and William in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Kynaston in Jeffery Hatcher’s Compleat Female Stage Beauty.

Tom was the 2011 recipient of the Richard Pratt bursaries for achievements in the First and Second Years.

This year Tom devised and performed the role of Man, in a piece called We are Perpendicular for the Canberra festival You Are Here in 2013.

To see Tom take on the Roman Senate, book your tickets for Julius Caesar here – http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/julius-caesar/

*If you have been paying attention, you’ll also have noticed that all the characters we have introduced so far have names beginning with C…..Coincidence? Perhaps. But will we ever have a character whose name doesn’t begin with C? Stay tuned to find out…


Casca, you are the first that rears your hand.

Caesar dies in 23 days. We’d better have some assassins.

By historical accounts, the first strike at Caesar came from Tribune of the People, Publius Servilius Casca Longus. We call him Casca.

We’ve also called him a Her.

The Proper Villains are proper excited to introduce our Casca, the delightful Emily Renalson O’Kane.


From the wild moors of Sale in Gippsland, Emily makes her Fringe Festival debut with the Proper Villains Theatre Company. Her previous stage works include The Laramie Project, as part of the 2011 Foundation Short Course at VCA.

She has appeared on the Showtime series Tangle and in the web-series Flat Whites, as well as short films Jack and Sally, Cold Showers and A Literary Tale.

Her Casca is a thing of beauty, danger and intrigue – you can only see it in the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Book your tickets now!


How foolish do your fears seem now, Calpurnia!

A few days ago we met Cassius. Now, from Caesar’s other side – The Proper Villains Proudly Present the exceptional Jennifer Innes as (among others) Calpurnia.


A graduate of the VCA where she completed postgraduate studies in Voice, Jennifer has worked as an actor, producer, director, and now voice coach in Melbourne, Adelaide and England. Jennifer is.

She spent two years in London studying Classical Theatre at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, appearing in Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, The Philistines, The White Devil and The Provok’d Wife.

Melbourne theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet with Essential Theatre, Arcadia, Closer, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Three Sisters, The Merchant of Venice, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Generous.

Productions in Adelaide and abroad have included Coriolanus, A Passage to India, Chinchilla and Low Level Panic, which Jennifer also produced for her Adelaide-born theatre company Scylla Productions.

In 2010 she directed and produced Liz Lochhead’s Blood and Ice at Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne.

With such experience behind her, we wouldn’t be surprised if she avenges Caesar’s death herself! See her in action – book your tickets now!


Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look

With a month to go before Caesar hits the Fringe, Perhaps it’s time you met some of our cast.

The Proper Villains are proud to Introduce to you, as Gaius Cassius Longinus, the magnificent Andrew Carolane.


A graduate of the VCA, Andy made his professional debut at the age of 16 in the Hot House Theatre Company’s production of Such a Storm, conceived & directed by Mark Gaal.

Since then Andrew has trained at various institutions including WAAPA, Actors Center Australia, the Sydney Stage Combat School and VCA, working with some of the best theatre practitioners in the country.

At VCA Andrew played Aegisthus in The Greeks, Solyony and Baron Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters, Gratiano & the Prince of Arragon in The Merchant of Venice, and Roland & the terrifying Herr Gottfried Swetts “The Devil” in A Bright Room Called Day.

Andrew would like to dedicate his performances to his Father & Mother for giving him Shakespeare at an early age.

See his lean and hungry look in person – book tickets now for Julius Caesar at Melbourne Fringe 2013!